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Keep going!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

I know when you begin to make life changes such as changes to diet or activity levels it seems overwhelming... sometimes the changes are hard! But KEEP GOING!!!! I am even more firm in my belief to keep going...

I learned something this week.

I am on vacation right now at my parent's house... a place filled with past bad habits and overeating. I haven't been tracking my food. I decided to just let myself use the habits and techniques I've implemented over the past year.
I've been attending parties, eating at restaurants, etc. I looked back on my progress today and realized that I have been doing GREAT! I have been practicing moderation, haven't gone back for seconds (or thirds), and am eating fruits and veggies to fill my stomach.... oh and I chose healthy meals when out.

That's all great... but the best thing is that it's not work, I don't feel deprived. No, I feel great instead of so full I feel sick.

So I urge you, stick to it! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It's not about going BACK to gorging when you reach your goals, it's about realizing that overeating or eating the heavier foods isn't what makes you feel content or happy. Making NEW habits, NEW habits that you enjoy that don't relate to food... those are what you should be looking forward to!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STARGIRL20 1/5/2013 11:35AM

    Great job! Keep going, just like you said! I read this blog a few weeks ago, and it was very encouraging to me. I was also at my parents' house for a few weeks, and it was hard. I gained several pounds and had a hard time keeping my nutritional changes when I wasn't making my own food. Now I'm at school, which is different still, and I need to keep going, just like you encouraged me with your blog. I look forward to hearing an update from you about this week.

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KONRAD695 12/28/2012 11:07PM

    I'm Happy for you. emoticon

That's probably the hardest time to keep yourself on track without the Spark Tracker looking over your shoulder. You got it done better than most (including me). I think that's just emoticon

Pat yourself on the back, you deserve it!! emoticon

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MJREIMERS 12/28/2012 10:44AM

    emoticon You have succeeded! By that I mean you have taken what you have learned and applied it in the most difficult situations that we face! Family, restaurants and parties are some of the most challenging circumstances to be in and you've tasted SUCCESS! It tastes a lot better than seconds or thirds! emoticon and keep it up!!!

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TCANNO 12/28/2012 4:07AM

    Well done that is great. You really hit the nail on the head as none of us are going to stop going to parties or eating out.

I love your profile picture it made me laugh.

Happy New Year

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